OPSTAL, Gerard van
(b. 1594, Brussel, d. 1668, Paris)

Marine Scene

c. 1640
Alabaster, 62 x 102 cm
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

In a tumultuous, windblown scene, five bearded fishermen and six winged putti haul a bursting net of fish aboard their boat. One in a series of five relief panels portraying marine scenes, this panel was probably created as part of an ensemble for a state or municipal building with a maritime function.